Walsall manager Chris Hutchins has praised his side for mastering difficult conditions last night, after they came away with a 3-1 win at Huish Park against the Glovers.
Two goals in the first 20 minutes threatened to kill the game off early and with the Midlands side having the wind at their backs that advantage was crucial. Hutchins told his club's official site that his side's strong start ensured they could counter-attack in the second period:
"We came out of the blocks and got two early goals and that was what we were looking for. It was a good all-round battling performance. Conditions were very difficult. We had the advantage of the wind in the first half and they had it in the second, so it was always going to be difficult but we tried to counter-attack."
With 17 minutes to go, Hutchins admitted that he made a tactical substitution to try and nullify Yeovil's attempts to get back into the game at 2-1, bringing on midfielder Josh O'Keefe in the process and he felt that change worked well for them and helped them see the game out:
"I thought we coped quite well and I'm delighted with three points because Yeovil is a difficult place to come. We changed our shape a little bit because they were causing us problems and we put Josh (O'Keefe) on and that worked quite well."
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